Sol Eyes Vision Clinic
LASIK vs SMILE...ever wondered about the difference?
LASIK is a traditional laser surgery technique for correction of refraction errors, and has been used worldwide since its invention in the mid-1980's.
LASIK, or "laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis," is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Like other types of refractive surgery, the LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision. LASIK surgery is in many instances the operation of choice because of its time proven reliability.
SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) – is a newer, less invasive surgical technology that has made a revolutionary change in modern ophthalmology and laser vision correction surgery.
SMILE was developed at the beginning 2000 and immediately gained worldwide popularity. Over the last 15 years opthalmologists have carried out hundreds of thousands of successful operations.
SMILE’s limited availability, prescription range (it currently caters for short-sightedness and astigmatism from approx. -2.50 to -10 only) and its slightly longer recovery time may mean that LASIK is still the world’s most popular corneal procedure.
However, experts consider SMILE to be just as safe and accurate as LASIK for appropriate patients, and in fact, a better procedure for many patients with dry eye issues. Something born out by various clinical studies. It is purported in the latest clinical literature, that SMILE may even be more accurate than LASIK for correcting higher degrees of myopia.
To find out more about these ground-breaking surgeries...and to help you decide what's right for you? - please contact Tom Karikorpi, Clinic Manager at Sol Eyes Fuengirola, on 952 47 00 73...or visit www.soleyes.es